Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1033–1049, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1033-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1033–1049, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1033-2020

Research article 04 Mar 2020

Research article | 04 Mar 2020

Evaluation of cloud properties from reanalyses over East Asia with a radiance-based approach

Bin Yao et al.

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AR by Chao Liu on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jan 2020) by Joanna Joiner
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Short summary
Due to the complex spatiotemporal and physical properties of clouds, their quantitative depictions in different atmospheric reanalysis datasets are still highly uncertain. A radiance-based evaluation approach is developed to evaluate the quality of cloud properties by directly comparing them with satellite radiance observations. ERA5 and CRA are found to have great capability in representing the cloudy atmosphere over East Asia, and MERRA-2 tends to slightly overestimate clouds over the region.